Donna Youree


Coordinator, Graduate Field Placement

B.S., 1968, University of Missouri
M.Ed., 1985, Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.D., 1998, Tennessee State University


Donna G. Youree is originally from Henderson County, Kentucky and currently resides in Brentwood, TN. As an Associate Professor in the School of Education, she serves as Coordinator for Graduate Field Placements and teaches Psychological Foundations of Learning and Student Teaching Seminar in the graduate initial teacher education program, Masters of Arts in Teaching K-6 and 7-12.  She also serves as a faculty dissertation advisor in the Ed.D Program. During her tenure at TNU she has served on the Faculty Development Committee and currently serves on the Student Scholarship Committee. As a public school educator she began her teaching career in Missouri and later moved to Tennessee and joined the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools District where she served for 34 years as an elementary school teacher and principal at Whitsitt Elementary, Glenn Enhanced Option and Cole Elementary Schools. She has always had a passion for teaching and learning and enjoyed particularly her years working in Title 1 schools. She recently presented at two national conferences (SRATE and AACTE) with two other professors:  Preparing Candidates for Integrating Assessment and Instruction.  She lives with her husband, Joe, and enjoys spending time with their three grown children and eight grandchildren.